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Privacy Policy

(Last updated January 18th, 2017)

Web of Trust, operated by WOT Services LLC (“WOT”), is a world-wide community of millions of users dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and trustworthy web experience. The WOT services, offered through our website https://www.mywot.com (“Website”) include our browser add-on extension (“WOT Extension”), mobile apps, online forum blog and community platform (collectively, the “WOT Services”).

This summary privacy policy describes and provides basic information on the data collected, stored, used and shared once you access, install or use the WOT Extension. For our full privacy policy, which also applies to the installation and use of our additional products and services, including participation in our community, log-in or register, or use of our support services, see: https://www.mywot.com/en/privacy, our Terms of Use available at https://www.mywot.com/en/terms as well as the Community Guidelines available at https://www.mywot.com/en/guidelines. Our full privacy policy, together with this summary thereof, are referred to herein as (the “Privacy Policy”).

By installing the WOT Extension you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and to our collection, storage, use and share of your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information (as defined below). IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERM OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WOT PRODUCTS OR WOT SERVICES. We may, from time to time, change our Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy frequently to be kept informed of any updates. Note the date at the top of the Privacy Policy in order to determine when the most recent changes have been made. Your continued use of the WOT Extension after the effective date of any update to the Privacy Policy will indicate your acceptance of the updated and amended Privacy Policy.

When you install the WOT Extension, we collect information related to your use of the WOT Extension and your browsing activity, which is not collected together, or otherwise associated by us, with any registration information or other Personal Information, if any, that we hold about you and which information is anonymized, aggregated and/or de-identified ("Non-Personal Information"). This data includes: IP address, device type, operating system and browser, web pages visited and time stamp of the visit, automatically-generated GUID and WOT user ID. The Non-Personal Information collected also includes usage statistics provided to Google Analytics for use in accordance with their usage and privacy policies, at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
We may also receive information that identifies you or can readily be used to identify you ("Personal Information") if you voluntarily provide it while contacting us, participating in our community or logging in. For more information please review our full privacy policy available at: https://www.mywot.com/en/privacy.

WOT uses the information collected from or about our users for analytical, operational and business purposes and to provide safety and reputation data about websites you visit. We also use the data to further develop and improve the functionality and features of the WOT Services.

WOT goes to great lengths, and invests substantial resources, to avoid disclosing Personal Information. This includes the use of various state-of-the art anonymization, data cleaning and aggregation techniques to identify and remove Personal Information from information we collect with the goal of storing only Non-Personal Information.
We do not share your Personal Information or Non-Personal Information with third parties, except as follows:
  • to the extent required to comply with applicable law, or to the extent reasonably necessary to enforce our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, including taking action regarding any illegal activities or security violations.
  • To the extent reasonably necessary to exercise our rights, to defend against legal claims or actions against us, or protect the safety, rights, or property of WOT or any third party.
  • In the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. the sale of a substantial part of our business, or a merger or consolidation with another legal entity).
  • With current or future contractors, affiliates or subsidiaries for research, analytics, and other purposes consistent with our Privacy Policy.
Your Non-Personal Information may be included as part of data products that we license to certain businesses for research, analytics and related purposes. Such data products will only include Non-Personal Information, and will not be licensed or shared with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing or for any purpose involving the tracking, identifying or targeting of individual users. Note, you may opt-out of the sharing of data collected as detailed herein below.

Pursuant to applicable laws, you have the right, at any time, to request to have the Personal Information collected from you deleted from our servers. To exercise that right, please contact us at: support@mywot.com. Even after providing your consent to our Privacy Policy, you are entitled to change your mind. If you do, you may opt out of the data collection and sharing process related to your WOT Extension by changing the options selected in the “Settings” menu, so that the “Real-time Protection” option is set to “Off”. After you opt out, we will no longer collect and share your data in connection with your use of the WOT Extension. Please note, the WOT Services do not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please see http://www.allaboutdnt.com/

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at: support@mywot.com.

For more information on the age limitation, data storage, retention, security or use of cookies we recommend you review our full privacy policy available at: https://www.mywot.com/en/privacy.

Please note, this summary privacy policy is a summary of our full Privacy Policy and relates solely to the installation and use of our WOT Extension. Our full privacy policy, which also relates to our additional WOT Services, is available at: https://www.mywot.com/en/privacy.

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